Specialist learning

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

Connectivity on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Introduction to Alexander Technique for hard of hearing people

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your hearing loss sometimes make you feel tense, unbalanced or at a social disadvantage? Do you find yourself straining to hear, tilting your head or lacking confidence? The Alexander Technique can help you manage this by identifying and preventing unnecessary muscular and mental tension. Taught by a teacher who has used the AT to manage his own hearing loss.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  2. Award in volunteering: level 1 (off-site)

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: Sidings Community Centre
    This qualification is suitable for you if you are thinking about working as a volunteer or you are already volunteering. It will provide you with an insight into the role and an awareness of the personal standards required for volunteering. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to either start a volunteer role or develop an existing role. This is an accredited course, level 1 award in volunteering.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss for Armed Forces and ex-Forces personnel

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Damage to your hearing through exposure to noise can make it hard to follow speech, even with hearing aids. Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations. Aimed at members of the armed Forces and ex-Forces personnel.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. Google drive and the cloud - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The digital world is moving from emails to shared files. Don't get left behind. Join this course and learn how to make the most of the cloud. What is it and how do you use it to share and edit documents? You may never send an attachment again!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Certificate in wellbeing: level 1 (off-site)

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Do you consider yourself to have a healthy lifestyle? Do you feel confident about being in the 'driving seat' for all aspects of your and/or your family's health and wellbeing and care? If you are not sure about the answers to these questions, then this course could be for you as it will help you to understand the future impact of your lifestyle choices and help you to make more informed, healthy decisions. This is an accredited course, level 1 certificate in well-being.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Free lipreading practice

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and get some free extra practice on a short lipreading course to give trainee lipreading teachers additional teaching practice. This course will be taught by trainees towards the end of their training, under supervision of one of the teaching team. This will be a mixed ability group - all levels welcome, whether you have attended classes before or have no previous lipreading experience. The course is delivered in spoken English and not BSL.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - blended

    Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills. This course requires mainly self-study with some classroom attendance. You are required to attend all of the following classroom based sessions: 26 and 27 January 2019; 16 and 17 March 2019; 13 and 14 April 2019.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  8. Advanced working with adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 28 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This 2-day interactive course is for speech and language therapists who wish to advance their stammering therapy skills with adults who stammer, and will cover topics such as stammering modification work, cluttering, acquired stammering as well as case discussion.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  9. Deaf history part 2

    Course Date: Thu 31 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course covers information about the history of the Deaf community, education, media and sport to a more advanced and in depth level. It is taught in BSL, and hearing people with a minimum of level 2 in BSL are welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  10. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Course Date: Thu 31 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. The Build 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 8 Feb 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs between 8-12 February, then 11-12 March.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  12. Youth work: level 2 certificate

    Course Date: Fri 8 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in working with young people in a youth work setting or becoming a youth and community worker? This course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence in working holistically with young people to facilitate their personal and social development.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £969.00
    Senior fee: £969.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. BSL Roleshift / referent practice workshop

    Course Date: Sat 9 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 2 or 3 BSL course and would like to get a better understanding of how role shift and referents are used in BSL? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this important area of BSL to improve your knowledge and fluency.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  14. Voice production for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your understanding of how voice is made and analyse your own voice production and how it is affected by your stammering. Practise techniques such as relaxation, posture, breathing and voice onset.

    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £66.00
    Concession: £66.00

  15. Prioritisation and assertiveness for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 18 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal and professional effectiveness by learning and practising key prioritisation and assertiveness skills. This course will help you to improve your time management and to communicate more confidently in a variety of workplace situations.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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